The correct answer is bread!

🍞 Bread is one of the most commonly wasted food items in the UK. It is estimated that approximately 900,000 tonnes of bread, which is 44% of all bread, is thrown away each year, both at the production and consumer levels.

🥔 Followed by potatoes with around 750,000 tonnes going to waste annually, often due to overbuying, spoilage, or aesthetic imperfections.

🥛 Milk is a highly perishable product, and around 490,000 tonnes of milk are wasted each year in the UK.

🍌 Bananas are a fruit that is often wasted in large quantities. Approximately 190,000 tonnes of bananas are discarded annually, primarily because of over-ripening or cosmetic imperfections.

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